Pegeen Jensen is a first grade teacher and colleague of mine. I guess I would have to answer the question What does she do? with a question...What doesn't she do? Pegeen is passionate about teaching and continues to convey her love for teaching to her students. She spends tireless hours both in and out of school on her love of reading and writing and serves as a mentor to numerous other colleagues in hopes to pass on that passion. She has been instrumental in developing so many initiatives and programs in our district, such as Writing Workshop and Math Olympiad. Yet she finds time to marvel at the many small accomplishments of her young students and encourage their love for learning.
(Pegeen Jenson is a member of South Colonie Teachers Association, her story was submitted by Debra Gara)